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[resolved] no translation of sites & posts (9 posts)

  1. UliBo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In a multisite (local host) environment I have installed multilingual press 2.0.0 beta1 and CodeStyling Localization. Going into the site editor of wp I can see that the site content will be transfered into the field "multilingual press: link sites" when I select a language in that field, but content won't be translated.
    Does I have to initiate a widget for that? or what could be th problem?
    Is there anybody who can help me in that case?

    Thanks in advance
    Uli

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/multilingual-press/

  2. toscho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Multilingual Press does not translate anything, it manages relationships between translations.

  3. UliBo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi toscho,

    I wrote that I use Multilingual Press together with CodeStyling Localization. Running the CodeStyling Localization I can see that WP themes and plugins will be translated, but not my sites and posts.
    Looking into the Multilingual Press "info" page there is an additional info field called "posts which are not translated yet" on their dashboard side. Also in the site editor the public field is extended by translation comment.
    In my installation I can't find these and due to the Multilingual Press documentation I can't find any help to that points.

    So, what should I do?

    Thanks in advance
    Uli

  4. toscho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. The dashboard widget for missing translations is a feature of the pro version. The same applies to the live editors for the translations.

    In our free version, you get just a preview of the translation, you have to switch to the other blog to edit it.

    Codestyling Localization is not related to our plugin, it helps creating translations for code, not for content.

  5. UliBo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi toscho,
    thanks for your answer.
    As I mentioned I have installed your 2.0.0 beta1 version. So there are also no translations on the content, does it?
    If yes, does I have to translate contents manually on the other blog site?
    Is the translation in your pro version included?

    Thanks in advance
    Uli

  6. toscho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Multilingual Press will not translate the content, it creates connections between translations, but you have to write the translations.

    There is no software on this planet that can translate more than two sentences in an acceptable manner. We will not try to be the first. :)

    We will include an API for translation services in a future version, so you can send the posts to a human translator from the back-end. But that’s not ready.

  7. UliBo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi toscho,
    thank you for your support. Now I know that I have
    to do the translation on the different blog sites
    manually.
    Nevertheless google as well as windows offers translaters
    for the whole content of an article. Quality in these cases I
    agree with you is still poor but it is a first draft which
    has to be modified manually by the author for publishing.

    Thanks and best wishes
    Uli

  8. toscho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If we’d pre-fill the content with some automatic text, some translators wouldn’t look as closely as they have to right now. And then the poor translations would stay.

    The other problem is that we cannot rely on the APIs of external services. Google is famous for sudden changes in APIs, or for dropping them altogether; Bing’s translations are so bad, I wouldn’t waste a second on that. :)

  9. toscho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I haven't heard from you in a while so I'm closing this thread. Feel free to post back here anytime should you need further assistance.

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